NRDC Expert Blog

We Made History: 400,000 March for Climate Action

Today I joined the People’s Climate March—the biggest rally for climate action on record.  It was exhilarating to be part of this historic event.

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Protect Two-Thirds of the World's Oceans

I started working to protect the oceans soon after I joined NRDC four decades ago. Over the years, I have witnessed devastating setbacks like the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills.

Court Ruling Could Require BP to Pay Billions in Fines for Gulf Oil Spill Restoration

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP acted with “gross negligence” in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This decision could result in the company paying an estimated $18 billion in fines.

A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Fifty years ago today, my conservation hero and mentor Mardy Murie stood next to President Lyndon Johnson as he signed the Wilderness Act.